Particulars of Place
by Richard O. Moore
Richard O. Moore
One of the original circle of anarchist poets centered around Kenneth Rexroth in the 1940s--including Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Philip Lamantia, Madelaine Gleason, William Everson, James Broughton, and Thomas Parkinson--RICHARD O. MOORE stopped publishing early on to devote himself to a career in public media, as an early member of the first U.S. public radio station, KPFA, and later as a co-founder of the 6th U.S. public TV station, KQED. Along the way he became an important cinema vert filmmaker, directing such works as Take This Hammer (1963) featuring James Baldwin and the well-known 10-part series USA: Poetry (1966), which includes the only sound footage of Frank O'Hara. His two films with Duke Ellington, Love You Madly (1967), and A Concert of Sacred Music (1967), are the subject of an essay he will contribute to a massive photo-biography of the musician forthcoming from Rizzoli in 2013. Moore's first book, Writing the Silences, was edited by Brenda Hillman and Paul Ebenkamp and published in 2010 by the University of California. At age 92, he continues to write, working on a new MS, Particulars of Place. He lives in Mill Valley, CA.
MAY 2014 | Theater
From May 14 31, The New Georges Jam on Toast Festival (featuring work by the members of New Georgess early-career playwright/director lab) will occupy the beloved Dixon Place, a well-known home to emerging artists of all disciplines. Both the upstairs lounge and downstairs theater of Dixon Place will host the 19 Jam members (all women) as they produce three world premiere productions, three major works in progress, three lounge shows, and some one night only events.
by Michael Brenson
JUL-AUG 2013 | Critics Page
Place: Charleston. In 1958 Gian Carlo Menotti founded the Spoleto Festival in the medieval Italian hill town of Spoleto. In 1977 he moved the festival to the no less picturesque and pedestrian-friendly but even more hospitable South Carolina port city. Charleston is inviting. It breathes history.
OCT 2013 | Theater
The idiosyncratic, dream-like plays of Rosemary Moore are not easy to define. They live just at the edge of realism, bordering on the elusive and almost surreal, creating an odd yet familiar vision.
MAY 2013 | Art
After the successful renovation of Yale University Art Gallery, Jock Reynolds paid an early morning visit to the Rails headquarters to talk to Rail Publisher Phong Bui about his adventurous life and work.